Charity attacks teachers over legal threat to children

Calls by teachers union NASUWT to introduce a policy that will
allow teachers to sue  children who falsely accuse them of abuse
have been criticised by the NSPCC, writes Sally

The children’s charity believes such a move could prevent
those at risk from coming forward for fear they will be

In a statement it says allegations need to be investigated,
whether manifestly false or not, just as they are in situations
involving adults in a way that is “thorough, speedy and
appropriate” to the case.

Delegates at the union’s annual conference in Wales voted
for a change in the law that would allow them to take legal action
against under 18s and or their parents whose allegations are

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